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  • image SM 33/3/B56

Reference number

SM 33/3/B56


[54] Design for grate and fender


Elevation of Design for the Grate and Fender with feint pencil detail of quatrefoil ornament


to a scale of 2 inches to 1 foot


as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, for Gothic Library at Stowe

Signed and dated

  • 19/02/1807
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Feby 19 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, green, sepia and yellow washes, with multi ruled and sepia wash border on laid paper (455 x 653)


Soane office
There is no record in the Soane office Day Book (for 19 February 1807) of any one working on Stowe (or grates and fenders).


Edwards & Pine, fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, 1801


Usefully shows the executed design for the chimneypiece.



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